Behind the Scan

USGPIVC in Difficult Venous Access

December 13, 2021
2:00 p.m. PT
5:00 p.m. ET
45 minutes

There is a need to help clinicians reduce device-related peripheral IV catheter insertion failures and improve success rates. This webinar will provide an overview regarding the use of ultrasound-guidance for patients with difficult venous access. Join Timothy Spencer, RN, for a detailed review of current clinical evidence, recommendations, and strategies regarding the use of ultrasound-guided peripheral IV catheter insertions.

What You'll Learn

Upon viewing this webinar, viewers will be able to provide better patient care by having a better understanding of how to:

  • Discuss current recommendations and best practices for ultrasound-guided peripheral IV catheter insertions
  • Review the clinical benefits of using ultrasound guidance for peripheral IV catheter insertions
  • Outline strategies to prevent peripheral IV catheter failure
  • Discuss educational strategies for using ultrasound-guidance for peripheral IV catheter insertions

Your Presenter for this Webinar is:


Presenter:Timothy R. Spencer, DipAppSc, BHSc, ICCert, RN, APRN, VA-BC™
Director, Global Vascular Access, LLC
Associate Editor - Journal of Vascular Access (JVA)

Timothy R. Spencer, RN, APRN, BHSc, Dip.App.Sc., Int.Care Cert., VA-BC™ is a Critical Care and Vascular Access Specialist for 30+ years and is currently the Director for Global Vascular Access, LLC. His clinical background and qualifications are in Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, Vascular Ultrasound, and Advanced Clinical Nutrition. As the Clinical Nurse Consultant of the Central Venous Access and Parenteral Nutrition Service at the Liverpool Hospital, Australia, Timothy established, developed, and led this team from 1996–2014 (21 years).

Mr. Spencer has been a past Director at Large for the Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC) and was the first Australian clinician to be Vascular Access-Board Certified in 2014. As the Founding President of the Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS), founded in 2009, he remain involved with the current AVAS Board.

After relocating to the USA in 2014, Global Vascular Access, LLC, an education and consultancy agency was founded, which engages in clinical mentoring, research, simulation, education and compliance for all vascular access and ultrasound-related issues, at both national and international levels.

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